Telescopes solve 2,000-year-old stellar mystery (AP)

This undated handout image provide by NASA,  combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86. NASA announced the findings Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, and said the exploded star was observed by the ancient Chinese in the year 185, and visible for eight months. It was later found to be a bigger-than-expected supernova remnant, 8,000 light years away. (AP Photo/NASA)AP - Astronomers finally know why the first documented supernova was super-sized.

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